What to Expect from a Military Divorce in Virginia

Divorce is often a complex and stressful time in a person’s life, but when one or both spouses are in the military, the process becomes even more complicated given the state and federal laws that grant certain protections to service members who are active in the military. If you are considering a military divorce in Virginia, it is critical that you understand how these laws may impact your Read More

What Happens to Student Loan Debt in a Virginia Divorce?

During a Virginia divorce, both the assets and debts of the spouses are totaled and split. This can include student loan debt, which many people in Virginia have incurred and are still paying off when their divorce is initiated. What happens to that student loan debt in the division of assets and debts during a divorce? Who is responsible for the payments? Like most other states, it depends on the situation of the Read More

Why You Should Still Hire an Attorney if You are Getting an Uncontested Divorce

Despite the name, many issues can still arise during an uncontested divorce. While many people believe that they do not need a lawyer for an uncontested divorce, there are many reasons why having a lawyer by your side in an uncontested divorce may benefit your divorce proceedings. Call or contact a family law attorney in your area to discuss how having a lawyer during an uncontested divorce could help Read More

Can You Regain Gun Ownership Privileges After a Virginia Felony Gun Conviction?

If you are convicted of a felony offense at the state or federal level, you automatically lose the right to have a firearm in the United States. However, there are legal paths to restoring your gun ownership privileges in Virginia following a felony conviction. In order to restore your gun rights, you must petition the state court through a series of complex legal steps. A Virginia attorney with experience in Read More

How to Create a Workable Holiday Schedule with Your Ex

When parents get divorced, part of the divorce agreement is the custody and visitation schedule for the children. However, a standard custody and visitation agreement may not fully meet both parents’ and children’s needs during the holidays. As a parent, you have options to create a workable holiday schedule with your ex in order to make this time of the year as enjoyable as possible for everyone Read More

What to do if You Believe Your Spouse is Trying to Hide Assets During Your Virginia Divorce

When spouses divorce in Virginia, the courts use a process known as equitable distribution to split their assets between them. A number of factors are considered by the courts when dividing assets, but sometimes a spouse will try to hide assets in order to avoid the equitable distribution process. A recent study showed that more than three in 10 married adults have been deceptive with their spouse about money during Read More

How is Child Custody Determined in Virginia?

Child custody determinations are always made with the child’s best interests in mind, but the considerations vary slightly from state to state. In Virginia, child custody is determined by a number of factors in the state’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. It is important to understand how child custody is determined in Virginia in order to have the best chance at gaining custody of your child in a Read More

When Should You Give Someone Power of Attorney

When you give someone power of attorney, you legally designate that person to.make medical, legal, and financial decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney can be specific to one type of decision or can be all-encompassing. While a power of attorney can be helpful to many, the question still remains as to when you should give power of attorney to another person to make decisions for you? There are many situations Read More

DUI in Virginia When You are “Under the Legal Limit” (BAC .08%)

It is fairly common knowledge in Virginia that the state’s “legal limit” for blood alcohol level (BAC) is .08%, meaning that a person who operates a vehicle with a BAC of .08% can be charged with a DUI. The internet is full of BAC calculators that give you an approximation of what your BAC would be based on drinks consumed in a given time and your weight, and you can even purchase personal breathalyzers which can Read More

Preparing For Mediation in Your Virginia Custody Dispute

Mediation is becoming an increasingly favored way for parents in Virginia custody disputes to create a workable custody arrangement which will then be approved and enforced by a Virginia court. Why? Many reasons, not the least of which are that mediation can save time and money. But the essence of mediation is that it allows the parents to collaboratively work out a custody arrangement without having to argue matters Read More